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Saturday, August 19, 2006

Home Invasion!!!

This weekend is the Century Ballroom's Masters of Lindy Hop and Tap Weekend. The event features 91 year old Frankie Manning. Literally: one of the inventors of the crazy up-in-the-air moves that you probably associate with swing dancing or Lindy Hop. Also on the bill are author and Savoy era dancer Dawn Hampton, as well as Frankie's son Chazz Young, a top dancer, and relatively young Chestor Whitmore, from Los Angeles. On a side note- Ian and Becky met on the dance floor.

Anyway, staying with us this weekend is our dear friend from Olympia, Christine. Last night her husband came for the evening dance and brought their Golden Retriever Ramona whom we invited to stay over with her 'parents.'

So Becky got into the house a couple minutes before Ian around 2:30am, and the girls were all excited waiting for Daddy to come in the door. Well, he did, with our friends and the retriever in tow and the girls absolutely FLIPPED OUT.

And not in a good way.

They we totally in alarm mode: Jewel was screeching- fortunately, she still had her ball in her mouth, which serves as a marvelous mute- and Willow was beside herself.


It, of course, dawned on us that we should have taken them outside to meet Ramona first rather than doing the meet and greet on their home turf. Typically, they are really friendly with dogs in the park, on the street, etc, so it don't think it would have been a problem that way.

Willow was up barking WAY too much in the middle of the night and early this morning (don't know what time, but the sun was up) and I think poor Damon
realized (or just got fed up) that Willow was yelling at the presence of his dog and got up and left. Whether or not just he went home- which is an hour and a half away- we have not yet determined.

And now, some pictures...

Jewel's new hairstyle.

Willow the book holder.


Anonymous Shih-Tzu Allison said...

I also have Shih-Tzus, and they are very territorial.

If you leave the bedroom door, (the one that your pooch likes to go in and do her business), open all the time and punish her when she goes potty in there, you'll make that room part of the rest of the house, instead of a place they are not allowed in.

They went potty on your bed and in the off limits bedroom in order to make those off limits places their own.

I don't know what to say about your fireplace. My dogs still go potty in my house, sometimes, and I think it is a way to get me back for leaving them alone in the house. I try to give them rawhides right as I am leaving, when they are particularly agitated with me leaving them, (like when I went back to work). I think they get 'pissed off' literally.

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